Downloadable databases pose security dangers

Wednesday, 2 February 2005, 9:14 AM EST

Are they lazy? Stupid? Or merely inexperienced?

It's baffling that so many database administrators or casual non-DBA downloaders were responsible for leaving weak or default passwords on MySQL databases and thus allowing the MySpooler bot attack against Windows installations of MySQL, which last week peaked at an infection rate of 100 machines per minute.

By Lisa Vaas at Yahoo! News.

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